Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end! Our media team headed by Ukrainian Champion Oleksiy Torokhtiy is going to visit Riyadh to follow the Qualifying event.
We’ll keep you abreast of the most competitive and promising lifters, and their backstages, including training routines, physical and psychological preparations. Also, we’ll take short interviews with prominent lifters to know their plans and intentions for the competition, as well as get some tips on how to get ultimate concentration to perform the maximum in Snatch, C&J exercises.
Stay tuned for more details. The great contest is about to begin.
1. Men’s cat. 55 kg:
- 🥇Lai Gia Thanh from Vietnam got total gold in Snatch (123 kg), in C&J (146 kg) and in total (269 kg).
- 🥈Ngo Son Dinh also from Vietnam, took 3 silver medals with 117 kg in Snatch, 144 kg in C&J and 261 kg in total.
- 🥉Chomchuen Natthawat showed better results in C&J – 143 kg, and thus his total was 259 kg which made him the bronze winner in C&J and total.
2. Men’s Сat. 61 kg:
- 🥇Li Fabin from China took the first place by performing 308 kg in total, 141 kg in Snatch, and 167 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Sergio Massida from Italy won silver of 302 kg totally, 137 kg in Snatch, and 165 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Ding Hongjie from China gained bronze of a total of 301 kg, 135 kg in Snatch, and 166 kg in C&J.
3. Men’s Сat. 67 kg:
- 🥇Chen Lijun from China won gold thanks to his incredible performance with a total of 333 kg, Snatch – 153 kg, and C&J of 180 kg.
- 🥈Yuli Irawan from Indonesia took the second place on the podium and silver with a total of 321 kg, Snatch of 146 kg and C&J of 175 kg.
- 🥉Gor Sahakyan from Armenia saved the third spot by performing 312 kg in a total, 142 kg in Snatch, and 170 kg in C&J.
4. Men’s Сat. 73 kg:
- 🥇Wichima Weeraphon from Thailand surpassed his opponents today with 349 kg in total, 154 kg, in Snatch, and 195 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Wei Yinting from China gained a silver medal by performing 337 kg total, 157 kg in Snatch, and 180 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Ozbek Muhammed Furkan from Turkey became the bronze holder with a total of 334 kg, Snatch of 150 kg, and C&J of 187 kg.
5. Men’s Cat. 81 kg:
- 🥇Oscar Yerez from Italy surpassed his opponents and got gold with a total of 356 kg, Snatch of 163 kg, and C&J of 193 kg.
- 🥈Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia won silver in this contest with 354 kg in a total, 145 kg in Snatch, and 209 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Toshtemirov Mukhammadkodir from Uzbekistan did everything to save bronze for his country with 352 kg total, 164 kg in Snatch, and 188 kg in C&J.
6. Men’s Cat. 89 kg:
- 🥇Mostafa Javadi from Iran became a winner of the Day 8 by showing an incredible 384 kg total, 169 kg in Snatch, and 215 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Li Dayin from China secured the silver medal by gaining a total of 383 kg, 170 kg – Snatch, and 213 kg – C&J.
- 🥉Keydomar Vallenilla from Venezuela fell behind his contenders with 381 kg in total, 171 kg in Snatch, and 210 kg in C&J.
7. Men’s Cat. 96 kg:
- 🥇Abokahla Karim Ibrahim from Egypt took the leadership in the category by getting 387 kg total, and lifting 174 kg in Snatch and 213 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Won Jongbeom from Korea won silver by lifting 384 kg in a total, 172 kg in Snatch, and 212 kg – C&J.
- 🥉Al Lami Qasim from Iraq became a bronze medalist with a total of 379 kg, 175 kg in Snatch, and 204 kg in C&J.
8. Men’s Cat. 102 kg:
- 🥇Liu Huanhua from China won the gold medal by gaining 404 kg in total, 180 kg in Snatch, and 224 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Yeonhak Jang from Korea was defeated by the leader by 5 kg in totals of 399 kg, Snatch – 182 kg and C&J by 217 kg
- 🥉Yauhen Tsikhantsou (AIN) became the bronze medalist with a total result of 394 kg, Snatch of 183 kg, and 211 kg in C&J.
9. Men’s Cat. 109 kg:
- 🥇Akbar Djuraev from Uzbekistan took the gold medal by getting 415 kg in total, 189 kg in Snatch, and 226 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Ruslan Nurudinov from Uzbekistan managed to get 407 kg in total, lifted Snatch of 180 kg and C&J by 227 kg.
- 🥉Dadash Dadashbayli from Azerbaijan became the bronze holder with a total of 403 kg, Snatch of 180 kg, and 223 kg in C&J.
10. Men’s Cat. 109+ kg:
- 🥇Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia claimed gold for his team thanks to superb results: 473 kg in total, 253 kg in Snatch, and 220 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia took silver with a total of 460 kg, Snatch of 212 kg, and C&J of 248 kg.
- 🥉Minasyan Gor from Bahrain secured bronze by getting 459 kg in a total, 213 kg in Snatch, and 246 kg in C&J.
1. Women’s Cat. 45 kg:
- 🥇Sirivimon Pramongkhol from Thailand won 3 gold medals: 179 kg total, 78 kg in Snatch, and 101 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Rosina Randafiarison from Madagascar took silver with a total of 170 kg, 77 kg in Snatch, and 93 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Cansu Bektaş from Turkey got 3 bronze medals due to the total of 162 kg, 75 kg in Snatch, and 87 kg – C&J.
2. Women’s Cat. 49 kg:
- 🥇Jiang Huihua from China took first place with a total of 215 kg (WR), 95 kg – Snatch, and 120 kg in C&J by setting the second WR.
- 🥈Hou Zhihui from China won silver with a total of 211 kg, Snatch of 95 kg and C&J of 116 kg.
- 🥉Jourdan Delacruz from the USA gained bronze with a total of 200 kg, 88 kg in Snatch, and 112 kg – C&J.
3. Women’s Cat. 55 kg:
- 🥇Chen Guan-King from Taiwan got 3 gold medals with a total of 203 kg, 91 kg in Snatch, and 112 kg of C&J.
- 🥈Rohelys Galvis Gonzalez from Columbia was the second in this contest by performing 201 kg totally, with a Snatch of 90 kg, and 111 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Irene Borrego from Mexico took the third place by doing a total of 199 kg, Snatch – 89 kg, and C&J of 110 kg.
4. Women’s Cat. 59 kg:
- 🥇Luo Shifang from China claimed a victory today by winning gold with 243 kg in total, 107 kg in Snatch, and 136 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Kamila Konotop from Ukraine took a silver medal with the following results: 236 kg total, 106 kg in Snatch, and 130 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Pei Xinyi from China secured bronze by performing 232 kg totally, 102 kg in Snatch, and 130 kg in C&J.
5. Women’s Cat. 64 kg:
- 🥇Nathalia Llamosa Mosquera from Colombia showed a victorious performance today by clinching gold with 223 kg in total, 101 kg in Snatch, and 122 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Ruth Ayodele from Nigeria won silver with 222 kg total, 100 kg in Snatch, and 122 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Park Minkyng from Korea brought her country a bronze award by making 220 kg totally, 97 kg in Snatch, and 123 kg in C&J.
6. Women’s Cat. 71 kg:
- 🥇Liao Guifang from China became the winner by performing 273 kg in a total and setting the Senior World Record, 120 kg in Snatch, and 152 kg in C&J that also became a new Senior World Record.
- 🥈Angie Dajomes Palacios from Ecuador clinched silver with 255 kg totally, 117 kg – Snatch and 138 kg – C&J.
- 🥉Olivia Reeves from the USA got a bronze medal by lifting 253 kg totally by setting the Junior World Record, 111 kg in Snatch, and 142 in C&J that resulted in the second Junior World Record.
7. Women’s Cat. 76 kg:
- 🥇Sara Ahmed from Egypt brought gold to her team thanks to convincing results: 246 kg in total, 108 kg in Snatch, and 138 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Hellen Escobar from Colombia took the silver medal with a total of 242 kg, Snatch – 106 kg, and C&J – 136 kg.
- 🥉Bella Paredes from Ecuador secured third place by getting 240 kg in a total, 105 kg in Snatch, and 135 kg in C&J.
8. Women’s Cat. 81 kg:
- 🥇Liang Xiaomei from China won gold by lifting winning 281 kg in total, 122 kg in Snatch, and 159 kg (SWR) in C&J.
- 🥈Wang Zhouyu also from China clinched the silver medal with a total of 277 kg, performed 155 kg in Snatch, and 122 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Cikamatana Eileen from Australia got bronze due to her total of 256 kg, Snatch of 110 kg, and C&J of 146 kg.
9. Women’s Cat. 87 kg:
- 🥇Lo Ying-Yuan from Taiwan took the leadership today by making 245 kg in total, 112 kg in Snatch, and 133 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Geles Yeinny from Colombia saved second place by lifting 244 kg overall, 106 kg in Snatch, and 138 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Jung Aram from Korea became the bronze medalist in the category with 241 kg in a total, 107 kg in Snatch, and 134 kg in C&J.
10. Women’s Cat. 87+ kg:
- 🥇Park Hyejeong from Korea took the leadership today by making 289 kg in total, 124 kg in Snatch, and 165 kg in C&J.
- 🥈Theisen Mary from the USA saved second place by lifting 277 kg overall, 117 kg in Snatch, and 160 kg in C&J.
- 🥉Ayovi Lisseth from Ecuador became the bronze medalist in the category with 276 kg in a total, 121 kg in Snatch, and 155 kg in C&J.
All-Time Medal Table by Country
17.09 (Day 13)
Men’s 109+ kg
The super heavyweight Men’s category was competing this evening. Intense and thrilling contest happened today between the representatives of Armenia, Georgia and Bahrain. Finally, we got the names of super heavyweight medalists:
- Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia took gold in Snatch of 220 kg.
- Gor Minasyan from Bahrain gained silver with 213 kg.
- Varazdat Lalayan from Armenia got third place with a Snatch of 212 kg.
- Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia gained gold with 253 kg in the exercise.
- Simon Martirosyan from Armenia did 250 kg in C&J and clinched silver.
- Ali Davoudi from Iran took bronze in C&J with 249 kg.
- Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia did 473 kg and won three golds.
- Silver moved to Varazdat Lalayan from Armenia due to his total of 460 kg.
- The third place was taken by Gor Minasyan from Bahrain who did 459 kg.
16.09 (Day 12)
Men’s 109 kg
The next-to-last heavyweight Men’s category became memorable due to exceptional lifts of extreme weights. This time the podium was under control of the Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan athletes.
- Akbar Djuraev from Uzbekistan made the best result in this exercise with 189 kg.
- Hristo Hristov from Bulgaria took silver in Snatch of 181 kg.
- Dadash Dadashbayli from Azerbaijan got a bronze medal by lifting 180 kg.
- Ruslan Nurudinov from Uzbekistan won with 227 kg from the second attempt.
- Akbar Djuraev from Uzbekistan gained silver with 226 kg in the C&J exercise.
- Dadash Dadashbayli from Azerbaijan saved third place by performing 223 kg.
- Akbar Djuraev from Uzbekistan won a gold medal with a total of 415 kg.
- Ruslan Nurudinov from Uzbekistan was second by lifting 407 kg.
- Dadash Dadashbayli from Azerbaijan got bronze with a total of 403 kg.
Women’s 87+ kg
Athletes from the last Women’s division of 87+ kg was competing today. Again, accidental trauma changed the final result: the supposed Chinese leader got elbow trauma and was out of the competition. So, the winners of the category are the follows:
- Park Hyejeong from Korea showed the best result in Snatch of 124 kg.
- Son Younghee also from Korea was second in the exercise with 122 kg.
- Ayovi Lisseth from Ecuador got bronze with 121 kg.
- Park Hyejeong from Korea saved her gold by lifting 165 kg.
- Theisen Mary from the USA took second place with 160 kg.
- Ayovi Lisseth from Ecuador secured bronze by performing 155 kg.
- Park Hyejeong from Korea became the leader today with 289 kg total.
- Theisen Mary from the USA got a silver medal by lifting 277 kg.
- Ayovi Lisseth from Ecuador took bronze of a total 276 kg.
15.09 (Day 11)
Women’s 87 kg:
The second Women’s weight category competing this evening was the 87 kg division. Nobody expected such a thrilling battle: none of the athletes wanted to lose, so the competition was pretty tense and we could see only minimal gaps in lifts of the leaders.
- Lo Ying-Yuan from Taiwan showed the best result in Snatch of 112 kg.
- A-ram Yung from Korea was the second in the exercise with 107 kg.
- Anastasia Manievska from Ukraine got bronze with 106 kg.
- Koanda Solfrid from Norway saved her gold by lifting 156 kg.
- Yeinny Geles from Colombia took second place with 138 kg.
- A-ram Yung from Korea secured bronze by performing 134 kg.
- Lo Ying-Yuan from Taiwan became the leader today with 245 kg total.
- Yeinny Geles from Colombia got a silver medal by lifting 244 kg.
- Jung A-ram from Korea took bronze with a total of 241 kg.
Women’s 81 kg
The weight division of 81 kg brought us new openings and leaders who showed top-class performance. After presenting superb results, we had an opportunity to congratulate the leaders who succeeded in qualifying for the Olympic Games in Paris and improving their previous lifts as well.
- Zhouyu Wang from China took gold by lifting 122 kg.
- Xiaomei Liang from China was second in Snatch with 122 kg.
- Neisi Dajomes from Ecuador won bronze with 115 kg.
- Liang Xiaomei from China took the leadership in the exercise with 159 (SWR) kg.
- Wang Zhouyu from China saved silver by performing 155 kg.
- Cikamatana Eileen from the Australia got third place with 146 kg.
- Liang Xiaomei from Сhina won the gold medal thanks to a total of 281 kg.
- Wang Zhouyu from China was the second-best with a total of 277 kg.
- Cikamatana Eileen from Australia gained bronze with 256 kg in total.
14.09 (Day 10)
As we supposed the performance in 76 kg weight division was full of dramatic moments, wins and fails. Some improved their results, others didn’t manage to show their peak form, and lose their chance to hit the Top list. Today’s leader became the following athletes:
- Sara Ahmed from Egypt lifted 108 kg by winning the gold medal.
- Kim Suhyeon from Korea got silver with a Snatch result of 106 kg.
- Hellen Escobar from Colombia saved bronze with 106 kg in Snatch.
- Sara Ahmed from Egypt prevailed in the exercise by performing 138 kg.
- Hellen Escobar from Colombia became the second-best with 136 kg.
- Bella Paredes from Ecuador managed to get third place with 135 kg.
- Sara Ahmed from Egypt became a total winner in the category by getting 246 kg in total.
- Hellen Escobar from Colombia took silver due to 242 kg overall.
- Bella Paredes from Ecuador got third place with a total result of 240 kg.
Men’s 102 kg
Finally, we’re getting closer to the heavyweights in the Men’s weight divisions. This session promises to be tough as the most competitive weightlifters are waiting to push the maximum and gain victory to qualify for the Games in Paris.
- Yauhen Tsikhantsou (AIN) was the leader in Snatch with a result of 183 kg.
- Garik Karapetyan from Armenia lifted 183 kg by matching the leader.
- Yeonhak Jang from Korea got bronze by performing 182 kg.
- Liu Huanhua from China clinched gold with 224 kg.
- Fares Elbakh (Meso Hassouna) from Qatar became a silver medal holder with a result of 218 kg.
- Yeonhak Jang from Korea took bronze by lifting 217 kg.
- Liu Huanhua from China won this competition with his total of 404 kg.
- Yeonhak Jang from Korea saved silver with 399 kg in total.
- Yauhen Tsikhantsou (AIN) got third place with 394 kg total.
13.09 (Day 9)
Men’s 96 kg
This competition day was fruitful for amazing lifts and the birth of new winners as we had stunning performances in two categories – Men’s 96 kg and Women’s 71 kg. Male athletes were the first who showed superb lifts and an even battle with minor gaps in kilos. Let’s see who reigned today in each exercise and total, and who fell behind the leadership.
- Qasim Al Lami from Iraq showed the best result in Snatch of 175 kg.
- Ibrahim Karim Abokahla from Egypt got the silver medal with 174 kg.
- Jongbeom Won from Korea saved bronze by performing 172 kg.
- Abokahla Karim Ibrahim from Egypt got a victory in the exercise with 213 kg.
- Won Jongbeom from Korea showed the second-best result of 212 kg.
- Hassan Mahmoud from Egypt was the bronze medalist by lifting 209 kg.
- Abokahla Karim Ibrahim from Egypt became the best in his division by getting 387 kg in a total.
- Won Jongbeom from Korea won silver with a total result of 384 kg.
- Qasim Al Lami from Iraq closed the medalist list with his total of 379 kg.
Women’s 71 kg
The category of Women’s 71 kg was expected to be tense as highly competitive athletes gathered there aiming to up the podium and get a winning ticket to Paris. Indeed, the contest was dramatic, no one wanted to be defeated, but finally, the competition defined the leaders in this division. See who managed to clinch total gold and bring their team closer to the Games 2024.
- Liao Guifang from China had no equal in the weight division by lifting 120 kg.
- Angie Dajomes Palacios from Ecuador got silver with 117 kg.
- Olivia Reeves from the USA took bronze in Snatch by lifting 111 kg.
- Liao Guifang from China was the best in C&J with the result of 153 kg (SWR) kg.
- Olivia Reeves from the USA gained a silver medal in the exercise with 142 kg (JWR).
- Angie Dajomes Palacios from Ecuador secured third place with a result of 138 kg.
- Liao Guifang from China managed to win with her total of 273 kg (SWR).
- Angie Dajomes Palacios from Ecuador did her best to win, but saved silver with a total of 255 kg.
- Olivia Reeves from the USA became the bronze medalist with 253 kg (JWR) kg overall.
11.09 (Day 8)
Men’s 81 kg
Starting this day we’re going to spectate an even more thrilling and eye-grabbing battle between lifters in the higher weight classes. The Men’s 81 kg isn’t an exception: let’s follow this competition not to miss the birth of new winners.
- Toshtemirov Mukhammadkodir from Uzbekistan clinched gold in Snatch with 164 kg.
- Oscar Martinez Reyes from Italy won a silver medal by lifting 163 kg.
- Rafik Harutyunyan from Armenia showed his best attempt of 162 kg.
- Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia was the bet at C&J with 209 kg by breaking the World Record.
- Bozhidar Andeev from Bulgaria gained second place by performing 195 kg.
- Gaygysyz Torayev from Turkmenistan closed the Top 3 in C&J with 193 kg.
- Oscar Martinez Reyes from Italy leads in totals with 356 kg.
- Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia saved the silver medal by performing 354 kg.
- Toshtemirov Mukhammadkodir from Uzbekistan took bronze in a total of 352 kg.
Men’s 89 kg
The second weight division category, Men’s 89 kg, was also presented today. There were both well-known athletes and new names who made this competition even more tense and dramatic. Here’s the list of Top athletes who took medals today and succeeded to up their countries rating.
- Karapetyan Andranik from Armenia became the leader in this exercise with 175 kg.
- Martin Robu from Moldova got silver by lifting 173 kg.
- Keydomar Vallenilla from Venezuela became a bronze medalist with 171 kg.
- Mostafa Javadi from Iran showed the best results in C&J of 215 kg.
- Li Dayin from China won second place with 213 kg.
- Keydomar Vallenilla from Venezuela saved bronze in C&J of 210 kg.
- Mostafa Javadi from Iran held the leadership in totals with 384 kg.
- Li Dayin from China brought silver to his team with 383 kg.
- Keydomar Vallenilla from Venezuela got the third position by lifting 381 kg overall.
10.09 (Day 7)
The Sunday evening competition of the Women’s 64 kg weight division was full of memorable moments, new winners, and accomplishments. The supposed leader Colombian Nathalia Llamosa pleased our expectations, while her opponents from Nigeria and South Korea were breathing in the back with minimal gap.
Women’s 64 kg
- Nathalia Llamosa Mosquera from Colombia took the gold medal with top-notch Snatch of 101 kg in second attempt.
- Julieth Rodriguez from Colombia saved second place by lifting 101 kg as well.
- Ruth Ayodele from Nigeria managed to lift 100 kg.
- Park Minkyng from Korea impressed us with a powerful Clean & Jerk of 123 kg by getting gold.
- Ruth Ayodele from Nigeria won silver with 122 kg.
- Nathalia Llamosa from Colombia brought her team bronze in C&J of 122 kg.
- Nathalia Llamosa from Colombia became the leader in the category with her total of 223 kg.
- Ruth Ayodele from Nigeria succeeded to win silver with 222 kg total.
- Park Minkyng from Korea became a bronze medalist with a total result of 220 kg.
09.09 (Day 6)
The 6th competition day of the 73 kg Men’s category of the WWC event brought us a new leader from Thailand by confidently defeating Chinese athletes. Again, we saw numerous red lights of ‘no lifts’ that changed the final list of medalists.
Men’s 73 kg
- Wei Yinting from China showed the best result in Snatch of 157 kg from the third attempt.
- Wichima Weeraphon from Thailand was the second in this exercise with 154 kg.
- Suharevs Ritvars from Latvia got bronze with 154 kg.
- Wichima Weeraphon from Thailand saved a gold medal by lifting 195 kg.
- Bak Joohyo from South Korea took second place with 187 kg.
- Ozbek Muhammed Furkan from Turkey secured bronze by performing 187 kg.
- Wichima Weeraphon from Thailand became the leader today with 349 kg total.
- Wei Yinting from China got a silver medal by lifting 337 kg.
- Ozbek Muhammed Furkan from Turkey closed the Top 3 list of a total 334 kg.
08.09 (Day 5)
There were tens of remarkable moments of the 5th day of the WWC Qualifying competition that resulted in China domination at the podium, with the Ukrainian athlete was slightly behind the Chinese contenders.
Women’s 59 kg
- Luo Shifang from China made her best in this exercise with 107 kg.
- Kamila Konotop from Ukraine took silver in Snatch of 106 kg.
- Pei Xinyi from China got a bronze medal by lifting 102 kg.
- Luo Shifang from China won this session with 136 kg from the first attempt.
- Kuos Hsing Chun from Taiwan gained silver with 130 kg in the C&J exercise.
- Kamila Konotop from Ukraine saved the third place by performing 130 kg.
- Luo Shifang from China won a gold medal with a total of 243 kg.
- Kamila Konotop from Ukraine was second by lifting 236 kg in total.
- Pei Xinyi from China got bronze with her total of 232 kg.
07.09 (Day 4)
Overall, the performance of the Men’s 67 kg division was full of emotions and tantalizing moments, with numerous missing attempts and red lights on the scoreboard. Some were trying to defend their titles, other lifters became ahead of the supposed leaders, but, eventually, we got the final list of the top lifters in this weight class.
Men’s 67 kg
- Chen Lijun from China took gold by lifting 153 kg.
- Irawan Yuli from Indonesia was the second-best in Snatch with 146 kg.
- Gor Sahakyan from Armenia won bronze with 142 kg.
- Chen Lijun from China took the lead with 180 kg.
- Fransisco Mosquera from Colombia saved silver by performing 176 kg.
- Lee Sangyeon from the Republic of Korea got third place with 176 kg.
- Chen Lijun from China won the gold medal in his total of 333 kg.
- Irawan Yuli from Indonesia was the second with a total of 321 kg.
- Gor Sahakyan from Armenia gained bronze with 312 kg totally.
06.09 (Day 3)
Men’s 61 kg:
- Li Fabin from China took gold in Snatch of 141 kg.
- Sergio Massidda from Italia gained silver with 137 kg in Snatch.
- Shota Mishvelidze from Georgia got the third place with a Snatch of 136 kg.
- Morris Hampton from the USA gained gold with 168 kg in C&J and set the Junior World Record.
- Li Fabin did 167 kg in C&J and got silver.
- Mohamad Bin from Malaysia took bronze in C&J with 166 kg.
- Overall, Li Fabin won total gold with the result 308 kg.
- Silver moved to Sergio Massidda due to his total of 302 kg.
- The third place was taken by Ding Hongjie who did 301 kg.
Women’s 55 kg:
- Chen Guan-Ling from Taiwan took gold by lifting 91 kg.
- Galvis Gonzalez Rohelys from Columbia won silver in Snatch of 90 kg.
- Irene Borrego from Mexico gained bronze with 89 kg in Snatch.
- Taiwanese Chen Guan-Ling got gold again in C&J of 112 kg.
- Galvis Gonzalez Rohelys took the silver medal with 111 kg in the exercise.
- Morales Del Rosalba from Columbia took bronze with 110 kg in C&J.
- Chen Guan-Ling won total gold by lifting 203 kg.
- Galvis Gonzalez Rohelys gained the second place in total with 201 kg.
- Irene Borrego from Mexico saved bronze in the exercise with 199 kg.
05.09 (Day 2)
This day, we’re going to spectate tough competition between lifters in two categories – Women’s 49 kg and Men’s 55 kg. This day Chinese women team set 2 new World Records in C&J and Total showing the excellent performance. In men’s category 55 kg Vietnamese team took all Gold And Silver medals.
Women’s Cat. 49 kg:
- Hou Zhihui from China was the leader today by getting gold in Snatch (95 kg) and broke the WR in this exercise.
- Another Chinese athlete Jiang Huihua took silver in Snatch with 95 kg.
- Mihaela Cambei from Romania closed the Top 3 by taking bronze in Snatch – 90 kg.
- Jiang Huihua from China took gold in C&J – 120 kg and broke the WR.
- Hou Zhihui from China won silver in C&J of 116 kg.
- Jourdan Delacruz from the USA got bronze in C&J by making 112 kg.
- Jiang Huihua set the second WR in a total of 215 kg.
- Hou Zhihui won second place with a total of 211 kg.
- Jourdan Delacruz got bronze by making 200 kg total.
Men’s cat. 55 kg:
- Lai Gia Thanh from Vietnam was the best today in his division with his impressive Snatch of 123 kg, C&J of 146 kg, and a total of 269 kg.
- Vietnamese lifter Ngo Son Dinh became a silver medalist by lifting 117 kg in Snatch, 144 kg in C&J, and a total of 261 kg.
- Chomchuen Natthawan from Thailand closed the leader’s board in the category with his Snatch of 116 kg, C&J – 143 kg, and 259 kg total.
The bronze in Snatch (116 kg) went to Somboon Uan Tha from Thailand.
04.09 (Day 1)
On the first day of the World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, women in the category up to 45 kg were competing aiming for the podium. The Thailand team took all gold medals, while Madagascar athletes won all silver medals and Turkey team won bronze.
Women’s Cat. 45 kg:
- Sirivimon Pramongkhol from Thailand got all 3 gold medals in Snatch (78 kg), C&J (101 kg), and 179 kg total.
- Rosina Randafiarison from Madagascar won silver by performing Snatch of 77 kg, C&J of 93 kg, and got a total of 170 kg.
- A Turkish athlete Bektas Cansu took 3 bronze medals in Snatch (75 kg), C&J (87 kg), and a total of 162 kg.
WR Recap and Highlights
In this section, you can follow interesting stats for each day of the competition. We’ll mention athletes who succeeded in breaking records in the particular weight category.
Day 2 (05.09)
- Jiang Huihua from China set 2 World Records by winning in the Women’s 49 kg category. She took all six attempts to perform the best lifts in Clean & Jerk of 120 kg and a total of 215 kg.
Day 3 (06.09)
- American athlete Morris Hampton broke the Junior World Record in C&J by lifting 168 kg.
- Li Fabin from China also broke the Junior World Record in totals by performing 308 kg.
Day 4 (07.09)
The 4th day of the Qualifying competition in the Men’s 67 kg division was full of no-lift attempts. To be more precise: more than 60% of all attempts in Snatch and around 50% in the Clean & Jerk exercise were failed by competitors. The reason is that this competition is simply a qualifying one and this weight division isn’t considered to be Olympic.
We saw lots of red lights in the overall scoreboard today. For instance, an athlete from Turkey Hardal Ferdi failed his Snatch and C&J, Chinese He Yueji also wasn’t successful in Snatch with all attempts, and Goga Chkheidze from Georgia failed C&J in three attempts as well.
Day 8 (11.09)
The C&J World Record was beaten by the lifter from Indonesia Rahmat Erwin who lifted an incredible 209 kg. He managed to defeat the previous C&J world record of 208 kg made by the Bulgarian Karlos Nasar at the WWC in 2021.
Day 9 (13.09)
This competition day brought us two world record holders in the category of Women’s 71 kg.
Chinese Liao Guifang beat two Senior World Records: in Clean&Jerk of 153 kg and total of 273 kg. It was a powerful and confident win that left zero chances for her opponents.
Olivia Reeves from the USA set two Junior World Records: she lifted 142 kg in Clean&Jerk, and a total of 253 kg.
Day 10 (14.09)
This day we saw another bright world record break in Snatch, namely the Junior World Record, by the Armenian lifter Garik Karapetyan. He lifted 183 kg and gained the silver medal.
Day 11 (15.09)
Xiaomei Liang from China beat the Senior World Record in Clean&Jerk by lifting 1 kilo more of the current record itself – 159 kg.
Video Reviews (Day-by-day Vlog)
Episode 1 – Training Hall Review At WWC In Riyadh 2023
The day before the opening ceremony of the WWC Qualifying event in Riyadh we had an opportunity to visit the training hall and talk to Mohammed Al-Harbi, the President of the Saudi Arabian Weightlifting Federation. We succeeded to know lots of interesting facts and features of the training arena for athletes before their performance. Let’s dive deeper into the pre-competition atmosphere.
Episode 2 – Interview with Karlos Nasar
This day we interviewed a 19-year-old Bulgarian world record holder Karlos Nasar. Unfortunatelly, Karlos won’t take part in the ongoing World Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Riyadh. However, we all could see his again on the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.
Episode 3 – Interview with Meso Hassouna
We had an opportunity to interview a Qatari promising weightlifter Fares Ibrahim El-Bakh, known as Meso Hassouna, who is going to perform in the Men’s 102 kg at this Qualifying competition. Get to know more about his training routine, great ambitions, and some interesting facts about his weightlifting journey.
Episode 4 – Interview with Arley Mendez
Returning after a prolonged break after the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Arley Mendez from Chile is highly confident in his physical shape and solid weights he’s lifting before the performance. He relies on his exceptional power, speed, and explosiveness and aims to get gold.
What Is It?
The IWF World Championships in Riyadh is one of the biggest events on the 2023 competition calendar and is a mandatory contest to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. This IWF contest is the 88th world weightlifting championship that will host a total of 719 competitors from 120 nations. This time the lifters’ list is going to be incredible: lots of famous big names are going to lift in Riyadh.
1. When Does It Take Place?
This time, the next 2023 World Weightlifting Championships will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 4-17 of September.
2. Who Participates?
It’s expected that 719 contenders will join this great event, namely 20 current world champions, 13 Tokyo gold medalists, and 17 world record holders will be present in this Championship in Riyadh.
However, several well-known world record holders and Olympic champions are intended to weigh in without lifting at the contest. They are a Bulgarian lifter Karlos Nasar, Mirabai Chanu from India, and Lesman Paredes from Bahrain. Other athletes also took this option, among them are Tokyo champion Maude Charron from Canada, European champion Loredana Toma from Romania, and Angel Rusev from Bulgaria.
Meanwhile, we’ll see Lasha Talakhadze again who is intended to get the 6th world title, by heading an elite group in the super-heavyweight session of 109+ kg on the 17th of September.
They used a chance to weigh in without lifting that was applied for the first time at the verification stage for Riyadh. If they want to show their best performance, they have an opportunity to gain a better condition for future qualifying competitions – the IWF Grand Prix in Qatar in December, a continental championships in February, and the IWF World Cup in Pattaya in Thailand.